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Paddling Massasauga Backcountry Trip

  • 14 Jun 2023
  • 18 Jun 2023
  • Petes Place Access Point, Massasauga Park Rd, The Archipelago
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  • Registration opens 8 weeks before the event

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Paddling Title Massasauga Backcountry Trip
Type of Trip Wilderness Trip
Date(s) Wednesday June 14 - Sunday June 18
Registration Opens Wilderness camping - 8 weeks before the trip start date
Registration Opens on this date (at 12:00 am) April, 19, 2023
Name of Volunteer Trip Leader(s) Donna Barber and Lise Sorensen
Email of Volunteer Trip Leaders(s);
Trip Address Petes Place Access Point, Massasauga Park Rd, The Archipelago, ON P0G 1G0
Google Map Location of Parking
Body of Water Georgian Bay
Is this a scouting trip? No
Paddling Vessels Permitted Recreational kayaks not permitted
Boat Launch Location
Arrival Time Before Launch 11:00 a.m.
Launch Time (On the Water Time, Sitting in Cockpit) 1:00 p.m.
Maximum number of paddlers including leader(s) 6
Boat Rental Available No
Boat Rental Details
Bathroom Facilities Bathroom facilities on location
Trip Safety Requirements, What to Bring PFDs must be worn at all times while in your kayak;
A sprayskirt is required unless otherwise specified as a rec boat paddle;
Transport Canada requirements for equipment is also a HOC trip requirement: 15m of buoyant heaving tow line, sound signal device, bailing device, watertight light for ½ hour before sunset or ½ hour after dawn;
Wet exit practice (formally called wet exit lesson) within the last 12 months in the current kayak that you are using for a trip;
Kayak with sealed fore and aft bulkhead compartments unless specified as a rec boat paddle;
A minimum of one spare paddle per 2 participants
Please note the club does not provide equipment. If rentals are noted above, it is at the expense of the club member. Please read the details.
HOC Trip Rating
(* in those conditions)
Grade C (Intermediate) Confident forward stroke; Confident reverse stroke; Confident turning strokes; Comfortable with performing an assisted rescue as a swimmer and rescuer *; Comfortable self rescue *; Able to tow another paddler *
Wind Grade B (Comfortable Beginner) Light to Moderate; 15 kms/hour; Wind noticeably affects movement of the paddler
Waves, Breaking Waves, Swell Grade C (Intermediate) Waves to 3 feet; Breaking waves to 2' (Waves to paddle tops; some whitecaps; waves becoming longer)
Current Grade A (Beginner) None or mild
Open Crossings Grade B (Comfortable Beginner) Up to 2 kms
Landing Type Grade B (Comfortable Beginner) Pebble; more steep; sand bars
Landing Frequency Grade D (Comfortable Intermediate) More than 5 kms between landings
Total Distance Per Day Grade D (Comfortable Intermediate) Up to 25 kms
(Please read the Trip Rating details.)
HOC Paddling Trip Rating Tool
After Paddle Leisure Time
Go to Restaurant After Paddle To be determined
Restaurant and Restaurant Address
Trip Cost $42.00
Trip Cancellation Policy Payment in full. No refund unless your spot is filled from the waitlist. To cancel your trip at any point; you must email the Club Manager: or phone: 905 634 2012.
Additional Trip Details This is a self reliant trip, which means; own gear/supplies for camping, cooking and food preparation. NOTE: MUST HAVE COLD WATER IMMERSION GEAR, either drysuit or full wetsuit. Timing for launch is 1:00 p.m. - this time will not be adjusted for late comers, only Mother Nature. :) Plan will be to go to Henry's for lunch one day. Each participant will need to pay for parking, approx $14.20/day, at the registration office. Participants may arrange their own carpooling if desired.

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